Opposition view: Kenny Jackett delighted by Portsmouth's heart and desire in Blackpool win

Kenny Jackett was pleased with his side's display
Kenny Jackett was pleased with his side's display

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett was pleased with the heart and desire his side showed to cling onto the three points against Blackpool today.

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Pompey appeared to be cruising to the win at Bloomfield Road courtesy of Ronan Curtis' double.

However, Mark Cullen came off the bench to reduce the arrears just eight minutes from time to set up a tense finish.

Cullen then had an injury-time effort ruled out for offside, allowing Pompey to see out the rest of the game and pick up their second straight win.

Jackett said: "There were certain areas of the field we got right and then perhaps internally and externally we need to improve.

"We were generally better than we were last week with our passing and being constructive.

"We did look a threat in certain areas as well. Oli Hawkins gave us a good platform to play off.

"A key time was their substitution when (Armand) Gnanduillet came on and went up front with (Mark Cullen).

"They were going for it a lot more but we gave a poor goal away by defending too deep and let their guy get behind us quite softly.

"However, we saw it out after that and I was pleased with our heart."